» Executive Council & Committee 2015/16

Vinay Jain
Council Member - President
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/vinayjain

Vinay is a certified ITIL V3 Expert and is currently working for Citibank in Singapore. Vinay has been in the IT field for over 18 years and prior to joining Citibank he spent major part of his career with Thomson Reuters in Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney and then with Royal Bank on Scotland and Barclays in Singapore. He is adept at managing & leading teams for running successful IT Support Process Operations; experienced in developing and enhancing processes, procedures and service standards for business excellence. He has worked in complex and challenging international and multi-cultural environments with experience in rendering support to a large customer base.

Vinay has been associated with itSMF Singapore for a number of years and has previously served the chapter in capacity of Council Member, Secretary and Vice President.

Rashid Mohiuddin
Council Member - Vice President
Council Member - Events Chair
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/rashidmohiuddin

Rashid is an IT leader with a strong passion for delivering greater business value by employing project management standards, quality-driven processes, right technologies and collaborative teams. More than 16 years of professional experience in various geographical, technology and business environments. Worked for leading multi-national organizations, such as Credit Lyonnais, Siemens and Fujitsu - and currently at FedEx where he leads cross-functional teams and manages a portfolio of programs, projects and systems for the Asia Pacific & China region. Rashid is also an adjunct lecturer at Newcastle University (UK)-Singapore Institute of Technology.

Rashid holds an MBA from University of Birmingham, MS (Computing) from National University of Singapore and Bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering from N.E.D University of Engg. & Tech, Karachi. He is a certified PMP, ITIL Foundation, PRINCE2 Foundation, COMIT(Associate) and also a P3O Registered Practitioner. He is a Dale Carnegie Graduate, Competent Communicator (Toastmasters) and Advanced Leader Bronze (Toastmasters).

Rashid is also serving as the Vice President of itSMF Singapore Chapter, the Asst. Honorary Secretary of Project Management Institute Singapore (SPMI), and the Alumni Ambassador of University of Birmingham in Singapore.

Venkat Narayanan
Council Member - Honorary Treasurer
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/

Venkat Narayanan (Venkat) is currently Director and Asia Pacific Head of Command Center Operations at Citibank, N.A. responsible for managing teams across the region. He holds an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore and is an ITIL® Expert. He has 28+ years of IT experience most of which were on IT Operations, Service Management and Service Delivery.

Anne-Lim Tan
Council Member - Honorary Secretary
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/annelimtan

Anne Lim-Tan has a more than 2 decades of experience in the IT industry. During her 20+ years' tenure with IBM she was involved in positioning and implementing IBM technology solutions in industry segments such as Banking & Financial Services, Public Sector, Education, Transportation & Manufacturing. She also held various responsibilities in areas such as Strategic Account Management, Server Sales & Marketing, Segment Development and Channels Development & Management. Anne is currently an Academic Staff at Republic Polytechnic (School of Information and Communications Technology) where she hopes to share her real world experience with her students and help them develop life skills. Anne holds a Bachelors degree from RMIT, Australia and is COBIT Foundation, ITIL Service Manager and ITIL Expert (V3) certified.

Anne spends her spare time working out at the gym, cooking and playing golf with her family.

Ganesh Ramanathan
Council Member - Events Co-Chair
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/

Ganesh is a service delivery manager working with CTC Global (Itochu Group, Japan). He has 15 years of experience in the IT services industry in the areas of managed services, vendor management, DC operations and project management. Ganesh holds an MBA with professional certifications such as ITIL foundation, ABCP and PMP.

Garion Kong, CISSP®
Council Member - Web Services
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/garionkong/en

Garion is an all-rounded IT professional with more than 14 years experience in the IT industry. He is currently the IT Executive for MS Frontier Re Modeling Research, leading the local IT team in the management of the IT infrastructure, day-to-day IT operations, service management and administration of the network, applications and systems. From his earlier roles in his career, Garion has done product development and certification, service desk support for the APAC region, business analysis and software application development. With technology becoming closely integrated with business strategies and operations heavily dependent on IT services, Garion feels strongly that IT service management is an important and necessary component in the running of any enterprise. By joining the itSMF Singapore chapter and volunteering as a council member, he hopes to help create more awareness and networking opportunities for IT and service management professionals.

Garion holds a Bachelors degree in Business Information Technology. He has a passion for continuous learning and holds various other professional certifications. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Virtualization Expert for VMware virtualization, certified ITILv3 Foundation for the ITIL v3 framework, Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for SQL Server and a level 1 certificate in Book-keeping.

He is an aspiring entrepreneur and was one of the managing partners for the first on-line books rental and delivery portal in Singapore.

Richard Browne
Council Member - Membership & Communication
LinkedIn account: NA

Ric has in excess of 30 years experience in the IT industry and possesses expertise with process architecture, implementation, training, Service Delivery Management and continual service improvement throughout the Asia Pacific region. Originally starting in the Australian Financial Industry before moving to a global outsourcing firm where amongst other roles he was a Regional RCA specialist and Problem Management SME, before rounding out his overall ITSM skills to become a Process Architect and Solution Designer. Ric has subsequently worked in a variety of Industries in the Public and Private sector, both from an insourced and outsourced perspective.

Ric returned to Singapore with his family in 2013 as a Senior ITSM Consultant, having previously lived here in 2009/2010 leading a team that designed and operated ITIL processes. Always looking for ways to give back to the community in his chosen vocation, Ric had been active in the South Australian itSMF council holding a variety of roles since 2006, most recently as Secretary and joining the Singapore itSMF council seemed a natural progression. He is a certified ITIL v3 Expert, v2 Manager as well as a certified Kepner Tregoe Program Leader.

Suresh Y
Internal Auditor
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/sureshyenugu

Suresh Y has 14 years of IT experience and is currently working for DFS(LVMH Group)- World's Leading Luxury Retailer as an IT Manager, leading Global IT service management function. His previous roles include Application Delivery and support, Project Management, Managed services in defining Service Level Management capability in a large and complex multi-vendor environment.

Suresh Y holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications with professional certifications such has ITIL foundation, PMP, COBIT, TOGAF, Enterprise Architecture.

Peter Edwards
Council Advisor
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/predwards

Peter Edwards is a leader for IT Service Management and IT Optimization software solutions in ASEAN. He has been employed by IBM Singapore for over 14 years, and has had various roles in both the IBM Software Group and Technical Services, covering the ASEAN and Asia Pacific region.

Peter is certified in ITIL v3 to Expert level, and has extensive experience in planning, designing and implementing a holistic Service Management framework for IBM customers. He regularly works with clients to identify high priority requirements, and develop the architecture for a solution to address IT and business issues.

Peter has been working in the IT industry for 30 years and has many years of consulting experience whilst working at IBM, PWC, HP and a software vendor.

Rama Prasad Mamidi
Council Advisor
LinkedIn account: http://sg.linkedin.com/in/mamidi

Rama has 24 years of experience covering Service Management, Transition & Transformation Management, Delivery Assurance, Business Analysis, Training, Technical Support, and Software Development. He is now working with Gemalto, taking care of Program delivery and Operational efficiency and managing Service Improvement Programs etc. Earlier to this role, Rama also successfully implemented Incident, Problem and Change management process for Gemalto. He also worked with bluechip companies like IBM, CSC M1 Ltd.

Rama is currently Vice President for PMI Singapore Chapter, and was the Immediate Past President of itSMF Singapore Chapter.

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